AirDance New Mexico

Flying low over the high desert

Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows

Photograph courtesy of Guadalupe Chavez

AirDance New Mexico is a company of multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media theatrical works. AirDance productions incorporate trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local composers and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. AirDance shows seek to entertain while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico also offers classes and workshops in the aerial arts and related disciplines for children and adults at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace. The company is available for special workshops and performances for your group or organization, both at our facility and at yours. AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight

Photograph courtesy of Jeff Hartzer

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 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization



AirDance New Mexico Junior Company in an all-new show

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30 am **SCHOOL SHOW**
Free to school children, teachers, chaperones, and seniors 60+ years
$5 all remaining seats
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm
$5 all seats
at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW

Now starting its third year, the Flying Monkeys, aka the AirDance New Mexico Junior Company, is taking on the theme of OUTER SPACE for its spring production. More information as the high- and low-flying show develops! Attendees of our Junior Company show get a fabulous discount on our Senior Company show the very same weekend!


AirDance New Mexico Senior Company in an all-new show with live music!

Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW
$5-$15 admission

In 2016 the adults of AirDance New Mexico produced a show sporting masks and another all about Shakespeare. (Yeah, that guy!) Now we're looking at great visual artists for inspiration and the effect of pentimento, when newer layers of paint fade or peel away to reveal an older painting underneath. Oooh, such rich metaphor! More information coming in March.

Meanwhile, take a gander at this highlight reel of our 2016 critically acclaimed shows. (Popular with audiences, too!) Videography by Aaron Hendren. Editing by Joanna Furgal. Music by string quartet, The Venus Rings, under the direction of Monica Demarco.


Our semi-annual student showcase and community art fair

Saturday, May 20, 2016, 1-4 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW
$5 suggested donation

Twice a year AirDance New Mexico hosts a showcase and community art fair to show off the talents of our students, young and not-so-much, and to highlight the artisans of Albuquerque and surrounding areas at our South Valley home, the AirDance ArtSpace. The atmosphere is informal, festive, and supportive! Plus there is food, music, cool stuff to buy, and a raffle!


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Contact us:
E-mail AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! As of February 14, 2017, we can officially declare our first-ever online fundraiser, the High-Flying Fives Campaign, a success! We reached our goal to raise $750 to fund our Outreach Program, mostly one person and $5 at a time - with a few lovely souls giving more as they could. Thank you, thank you to all our contributors!

We are a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization and can use donations all year long. If you would like to donate time, money, or other resources, please check out our SUPPORT page.

AirDance New Mexico classes at the AirDance ArtSpace,
3030 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque


Please visit our INSTRUCTION page which lists our offerings for the upcoming session.

In addition to our popular Monday and Wednesday Aerial Arts classes, we will continue with the new "Cleanditioning" class every other Tuesday, helping you smooth out those troublesome spots of your aerial technique. Plus, new company member Gina Shorten will offer a Saturday morning Capo-Contemporary class, open to all movement levels. Also, we continue with two classes for kids, Mondays and Saturdays.

INSTRUCTION page also lists rates for private and semi-private lessons, available by appointment.


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Photography by Joanna Furgal

Monica Demarco, Gina Shorten, and Christina Cavaleri in the chandelyra featured in November's This Above All. And the Fighting and Flying Anti-Heroes of HeroQuest, our Junior Company's fabulous October 2016 show! Thanks and more thanks to the casts, musicians, crews, volunteers and to our very appreciative audiences!!

Visit our MERCH store...we have t-shirts, art, CDs, and more available here: AirDance Square Marketplace


AirDance New Mexico recommends Discount Dance Supply for quality dancewear, costumes, shoes, and more! Enter "Studio ID# 73394" and receive 10% of your first purchase and 5% thereafter every time you use our ID# and Discount Dance supply will reward your favorite AirDancers! (Discount applied at checkout.)

Shop at Amazon with THIS link and you will be supporting AirDance New Mexico with every purchase!

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Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Email: AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418


AirDance New Mexico performance montage 2012-2014

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Josh Burgess and Morgan Burman,
from our 2012 show, Fear of Falling

Photo courtesy of Jeff Hartzer

Congratulations to 2016 newlyweds Josh Burgess and Nathaniel Jones and Morgan Harris Burman and Stuart Burman!!

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We're working on our website. Meanwhile, here's a little of our day-old press (with more to come) ...

A glowing review of our April 2016 show, Masque Aspect.

Thanks to AbqARTS and The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens for this spot below from 2014!

Feature story about our February 2012 show, Fear of Falling, in the UNM Daily Lobo, "Free Form Falling"

KUNM "Performance New Mexico" interview Spencer Beckwith and Debra Landau (aired 2/9/12)

2012 Arts/Dance in Review "Audiences Heard the Dance, Saw the Music" Albuquerque Journal

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For quality dance clothing and shoes in the Albuquerque area, visit New Mexico Dancewear!

Donations to AirDance New Mexico of all shapes and sizes are gratefully accepted at any time and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law!

For more information:

AirDance New Mexico, Inc.
P.O. Box 25892
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0892
(505) 842-9418

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 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Debra Landau

Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998

"A circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau could change your mind about the art form."

Anthony DellaFlora, The Albuquerque Journal



AirDance New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has a foyer, a kitchen, and a green room. It is fully ADA accessible.

AirDance ArtSpace

phone: 505.842.9418

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AirDance ArtSpace Theater/Performance Space

photo ©2004 by Anthony Richardson



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